The Hancock is a iron mine located in Lander county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 40.29667, -117.20444
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Hancock MRDS details
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Basin And Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: The Deposit Is At The Base Of The Osobb Near The Contact With The Underlying Cane Spring Limestone. A. Diorite Stock Intrudes And Has Locally Pyrometasomatized The Cane Spring About One Mile To The North.
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic
Comment (Deposit): IRON ORE OCCURS AS IRREGULAR MASSES AND BANDS REPLACING DOLOMITE BEDS IN THE OSOBB FORMATION
Comment (Geology): THE IRON ORE OCCURS AS IRREGULAR MASSES AND BANDS REPLACING DOLOMITE BEDS IN THE OSOBB FORMATION. THE OREBODIES APPEAR TO BE LOCALIZED ALONG MINERALIZED FAULTS AND SHEAR ZONES THAT INTERSECT NEARBY INTRUSIVE BODIES OF DIORITE.
Comment (Deposit): TOTAL PRODUCTION IS SLIGHTLY MORE THAN 20,000 LONG TONS AVERAGING 60% FE. THE ORE BODY STRIKES NW AND DIPS GENTLY SW IN THICK BEDDED DOLOMITE ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H.K. (1977) GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF LANDER CO., N.B.M. BULL 88
Reference (Deposit): USBM (WINNEMUCCA) MILS NO. 69, REFERENCE NO 3201500201
Reference (Deposit): MCKEE E.H. & STEWART J. (1968) GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE MCCOY QUADRANGLE, USGS OPEN-FILE MAP
Reference (Production): STAGER, H.K., 1977.
Nevada has a total of 368 distinct gold districts. Of the of those, just 36 are major producers with production and/or reserves of over 1,000,000 ounces, 49 have production and/or reserves of over 100,000 ounces, with the rest having less than 100,000 ounces. Read more at Gold Districts of Nevada.